Strong Winds

What a night last night.  There was a lot of wind! A dedicated group of volunteers led by Dave Blake and Ray Weisgerber were down last night checking on everyone's boats.  The team did a lot of work and saved several boats from damage.  

Do you enjoy gel coat repairs? If not, Please go down and check on your boat.  You may notice extra sail ties on your mainsail, or strange fenders tied to your boat; maybe there is a new dock line keeping you on your finger.  If so that means someone has helped you out.  

There is another storm coming tomorrow here is the forecast:

Today Tonight and Saturday.Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 early this evening then becoming variable 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 40 Saturday evening.

Please go down, remove your headsails, remove your tarps and please put your dinghies and any other wind scoop ashore. Again, check your lines and fenders.  

We will be organising a foreshore work party to  clean up and make repairs over the holidays, so please standby to render assistance to your club.

Last but not least, consider picking up a sail tie or two from the bar to secure your sails and things.  Proceeds to the FRC.

Chris Maier
Commodore